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for president obama once again today as momentum seems to be fading post-newtown. in colorado the president visited a police academy, congratulated lawmakers there for tightening gun rules there in the wake of the aurora movie theater shooting last year. that left 12 dead. in pushing for background checks the president told the audience there doesn't have to be a conflict between the safety of citizens and second amendment rights in this country. >>> there is politics in the news tonight. you may not be up on the special election under way for a congressional seat in south carolina. the two candidates have been decided. former governor mark sanford, the republican famous for running out on his wife for the woman who is now his fiancee. she showed up at his primary victory last night. he is running against stephen colbert's sister. elizabeth colbert bush who prefers the less fancy, less french-infused family name of colbert. it's a conservative district. she's fighting an uphill fight. the special election is may 7. >>> this very network, nbc is in the news tonight after the official word to
forward. >>> president obama was in colorado yesterday drumming up support for gun control legislation that's been stalled on capitol hill. speaking before a police academy in denver, the president praised colorado's newly passed gun laws, he also appealed to the state's gun owners by spelling out what this plan does and does not include. >> if there's any folks who are out there right now who are gun owners and you've been hearing somehow somebody is taking away your guns, get the facts. we're not proposing a gun registration system. we're proposing background checks for criminals. >> the president also met with local law enforcement officials and community leaders to discuss the state's new gun control laws. >> all right, before we get to our big national weather. check out the snow falling best of goodard, kansas. >> yuck. not more snow stuff. it's spring i hear. >> it made for slick roads. this happened yesterday morning. as bill knows so well if there's any chance that mother nature has gotten the memo that we are trying to move into spring. we see all these documents. >> i know,
playing live music. the president's motorcade arrived at 11:30 this morning. secret police escorting him out of public view. a handful of neighbors gathered outside this atherton house where president obama spoke for about 20 minutes raising money for the dnc. the cost to get inside, a mere $1,000 to $20,000. >> health care finished, we've got to get control. >> those are the things most important. real lafgt issues for this country. >> reporter: a lot of what the attendees were telling us today is that the bottom line is to get that money to get the control back of the house, of the democratic party. they want control. the first one was just about two and a half miles away. 30 guests, a lot more intimate. they paid about $32,000 a pop. so a lot of money being raised. there was a small protest. a couple dozen people protesting the key stone pipeline project that was nearby that location. but that's not the only thing the president has been facing. why he is being criticized for the way he is fundraising. that's coming up at 6:00. live in atherton, nbc bay area news. >> in front of john g
with federal gun laws facing an uncertain future, president obama ramped up pressure on congress. >> we must do something to protect our communities and our kids. >> surrounded by denver police officers just miled away from the aurora theater where 12 lives were claimed last summer, the president called on congress to do what states already had, pass stiffer gun laws. >> every day that we wait to do something about it, even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives from a bullet from a gun. >> despite the gridlock in washington, 60% believe laws covering gun sales should be more strict, but stiff opposition remains. on wednesday, there was a pro-gun rally in boston, and the nra continues their rally against gun control. >> a lot of times these issues in the states are more in their face, in the face of legislators. the governors are dealing with this every day. >> 87% of americans support expanding background checks, but even that faces a tough road in congress. as for connecticut, the governor is expected to sign the legislation into law later today. the president will visit that s
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